Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Sound and Video

So, I just heard these lyrics:
I go to bed real early
Everybody thinks it's strange
I get up early in the morning
No matter how disappointed i was
With the day before
It feels new

I don't leave the house much
I don't like being around people
Makes me nervous and weird
I don't like going to shows either
It's better for me to stay home
Some might think it means i hate people
But that's not quite right

I do some stupid things
But my heart's in the right place
And this i know

I got a dog
I take him for a walk
And all the people like to say hello
I'm used to staring down at the sidewalk cracks
I'm learning how to say hello
Without too much trouble

I'm turning out just like my father [*]
Though I swore I never would
Now I can say that i have a love for him
I never really understood
What it must have been like for him
Living inside his head

I feel like he's here with me now
Even though he's dead

It's not all good and it's not all bad
Don't believe everything you read
I'm the only one who knows what it's like
So I thought I'd better tell you
Before I leave

So in the end I'd like to say
That I'm a very thankful man
I tried to make the most of my situations
And enjoy what I had
I knew true love and I knew passion
And the difference between the two
And I had some regrets
But if I had to do it all again
Well, it's something I'd like to do
The Eels "Things The Grandchildren Should Know"

The bolded part is where I tuned in. It sounded right somehow to me. The rest is just really, really good.

*This really hits home; I called my car by his "car name" this morning! Every car he owned was named "Betsy" and I called the truck Betsy as we slid around a corner.

And then this popped in from The Urban Legend site. It's from 1967 and is freakily accurate about what "1999" would be like:
What made me laugh: only men can pay bills, and Wink Martindale is the man for the job!

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